CHF's New Member Development Program is a semester-long training program focused on building soft and technical skills specific to the finance world. In addition to weekly meetings and deliverables, new members will also benefit from formal and informal mentorship and frequent educational opportunities outside of the program.


Note that this program is specifically targeted towards new members who want to learn or brush up on their finance skills. Applicants who have more experience will be considered for placement directly into one of our eight funds (and bypass the New Member Development Program).


Week 1 & 2 - Professional Development
Week 3 to 10 - Technical Training

New Member Training




PPT & Excel






Our new member instructors are high-performing upperclassmen with experiences in investing, banking, and consulting.


Grace Shi

VP of Recruitment & New Member Development

Grace is a junior majoring in Applied Economics and Management with concentrations in Finance and Accounting. She was a part of CHF's Social Impact Fund and served as the Senior VP for the Society for Women in Business. This past summer, Grace interned as an Investment Banking Summer Analyst at Barclays, where she will be returning next summer. In her free time, Grace enjoys reading Agatha Christie mysteries, watching movies, and eating good food with good people.


Albert Lin

Fund Manager, New Member Development

Albert, a senior majoring in Hotel Administration, manages CHF’s Real Estate Fund and New Member Development Fund. In addition to CHF, he has also worked as a TA for seven classes (five in the real estate minor), represented Cornell in international real estate case competitions, and served on the executive boards of several other student organizations. This past summer, Albert interned as a Real Estate Investment Summer Analyst at sovereign wealth fund GIC. After graduation, Albert will be joining global diversified alternative asset manager Och-Ziff Capital Management as a Real Estate Private Equity Analyst.


Vivian Cheng

Fund Manager, New Member Development

Vivian is a sophomore in the Hotel School intending to minor in Real Estate and concentrate in Finance. She previously interned at a private Investment Consultants firm in Taiwan as an equity research analyst, and will be interning at Barclays S&T this coming summer. On campus, Vivian serves on the E-Board for Cornell Club of Taiwan, TAs for two Hotel School classes, and is part of Global China Connection and Cornell Hospitality Consulting. Her interests include skiing, yoga, food therapy, and traveling.